Life Has Been too Exciting for School

Thursday was in the seventies and a beautiful day.

Friday we had tornadoes and high winds all day.

Friday into Saturday, we had almost four inches of rain. Did you know that when a pond overflows it often carries fish with it? A higher pond behind us over flowed and water ran down to our pond which over flowed and ran to a creek …. Did I mention we had flooding! Therefore, we had fish flowing through our pasture in overflow streams. One of my sons thinks he needs to catch every one of them and put them in our pond. It was a strange sight the first time I saw large fish in a puddle acres from a pond.

Saturday and Sunday, we had high wind advisories, 30 – 40 mph winds.

Sunday morning we had three inches of snow. We were snowed in for morning church. Alabamians can’t drive in snow! Therefore, we built snowmen and played in the snow. Then we had a hot breakfast of grits and hot chocolate. That was followed by “snow cream” for dessert.

By the afternoon, we were able to attend an afternoon worship service and an evening worship service.

Sunday night the local sheriff was herding horses on our road with his cruiser and spot light.

Monday we spent rounding up horses that were still out. Rumor has it that all the area horses were out running wild Sunday night. Either the high winds spooked them (horses hate wind) or someone assisted them all in escaping.

Today, Wednesday, we have had Paragliding going on over our property all day. They are jumping and sailing from the mountain behind our house. Often we have had hang gliders but the paragliding is a new activity this year. Today there seems to be a class going on because there is at least one practicing just take offs and landings on the mountain top.

It is a beautiful day with temperatures in the 50’s. The Great Pyrenees dogs hate those big “hawks” flying over threatening their animals. So, they have to run barking and chase them away. I wonder what would happen if they caught one?

Or maybe then again Life was school. 🙂

Wonder what tomorrow’s lesson will be?


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